Tingling sensation

What is Tingling sensation?

Paresthesia ( or ) (British English paraesthesia; plural paraesthesiae or paraesthesias), is a sensation of tingling, tickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. The manifestation of a paresthesia may be transient or chronic.

The most familiar kind of paresthesia is the sensation known as "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". A less well-known but still fairly common paresthesia is formication.

Questions and answers on "Tingling sensation"

why do your breasts tingle when you drink too much caffeine.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Methylxanthine

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
I understand your concern.
Breast tenderness, tingling sensation etc can be seen due to hormonal changes usually.
Sometimes excessive intake of caffeine can also lead to tingling sensation or tenderness due to the presence of...

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I was hit in the throat by a puck directly in voice box. I am a goalie. Went to specialist who looked inside and said my epigolitus is no longer round but rather has a visible dent. Feels tingly along jaw line? Thoughts please

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Brief Answer:
Trauma or vitamin deficieny can casue tingling.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

The tingling sensation on the lower jaw could be due to trauma.
Injury to the nerve supplying the jaw could lead to tingling sensation.
However, there are other...

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My boyfriend is 31 and has been intermittently experiencing a tingling sensation in his penis for the last week. Over the last few days the tingling sensation has gotten more frequent. His penis looks completely normal and he isn't experiencing any pain at all. Do you know what this might be? Do you think this could be an std? I am not experiencing any symptoms at all. This is really worrying me. He is going to the doctor on Monday, but I would like to know what this might be sooner. Thank you for your time.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Likely to be due inflammation of urethra.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that your boyfriend has tingling sensation in his penis since couple of weeks .

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me...

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I have for reference my earlier question on tingling sensation in feet and hands which was answered by a diabet a logist on 10.4.2017,11.4.2017 and 15.4.2017 and now I want to continue to question on that.That tingling sensation in feet and hands has not relieved and it appears again and again when I have worries or else.Three months back when it became severe I went to a neurologist who is fame and HOD and retired from KMC Manipal.He diagnoised it as Diabetic Distal Sensory Large Fiber Polynueropathy and prescribed me Ecosprin AV 75,Preganor MSR,Neurobion OD.He asked me to continue with Glimy's 1 mg for diabetes.I have been taking it for last 3 months and I find some relief for sometime and sometime this tingling sensation starts again.One thing I observed is that this tingling sensation suddenly appears when I worried a little bit also.Secondly I don't consume sugar at all.Some time my wife prepares some eat ables by putting little of jaggery. This little amount of jaggery also provokes tingling sensation. Thirdly I have observed that consuming too much of carbohydrates also causes tingling sensation. I cannot say when this tingling sensation starts and what time of the day.My sugar is under control.When I checked it yesterday it was 80 before food.I and 103 after food.Hab1C was 6.3 when I checked 4 months back and will check again.I think this low sugar is because of consuming less of carbohydrates. Last time you have prescribed me of Gabantin instead of Preganor MSR. With one tablet I had some sensation in the body and stopped taking it.You advised to increase the dosage after 4-5 days.But on verification I found that those tablets are meant for anticonvulsants.I don't understand how you prescribed it.Even taking Preganor continuously is also not good.Pl.advise me. Taking Ecosprin AV 75 continuously is also not good.It is an anti inflammatory tablet for thinning of blood.Pl.let me know in what way it cures tingling sensation.Shall I stop taking it.I am having constipation and I think it is because of it.For the last 7-8 months my sugar is well within control.Still I am suffering from tingling sensation.I am sure that it is because of diabetes. I don't understand how this tingling sensation starts when sugar is well with in limits and with little provocation with rise in sugar level that too well with in limits. Last time I said that I am taking 2 pegs of 60 ml each of whisky daily.Even that too I have reduced and once or twice a week. Pl.let me know how this tingling sensation can be cured.Sometimes I feel that prickling sensation in the palms and underneath the feet.I am having spondylitis of back and neck.It is not because of it. Pl.let me know this nerve damaged can be recovered or not and I can be relieved of this pain as well as sufferings.I just wanted to know is tingling sensation is beginning of diabetes or is it an advanced stage.In some articles I read that it is the beginning of diabetes.But prickling sensation in the palm and underneath the feet,neurologist while checking the feet and palm asked me whether I am having sensation or not.In diabetes it is not having sensation to heat is the advanced stage of diabetes. Moreover I checked my left eye for glaucoma and doctor prescribed me drops for it.This I am sensing the pressure only when I have too much of tingling sensation in feet and hands.So it is interconnected.It cannot be said of glaucoma. Pl.advise me. Vasanth XXXXXXX

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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consult your treating neurologist.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have gone through your query.
I can understand your concern.

We can say without doubts that , your symptoms can be attributed to your Diabetic Distal Sensory Large Fiber Polyneuropathy.

I see that you have a perfect...

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Hi doctor .
I am 24 male. I had gone for a haircut at the barbershop 6 days back. After the haircut, I asked him for a head oil massage. During the massage, the barber used a vibrating machine on the scalp. Then he started hitting hard, not very hard, on my head and I was caught unawares. I told him to stop immediately. He proceeded with massaging my scalp slowly. After the massage, me head and neck felt sore and heavy. i had a tingling sensation in my head. During the course of the week, I seem to have regular amounts of pain in the neck area above my back, and a tingling sensation in my head. Now after 6 days, even today as I am writing this, I feel heavy headed and have a tingling sensation at the back of my head. Should this be a cause of worry or is this just a muscle sprain? Can the barber thumping my head cause brain damage? I feel sincerely worried. please let me know what i should do.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Detail Follows.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend.
Welcome to HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
Don't worry at all. This is not brain damage .
Many a times due to harsh massage thst barbers do people develop muscle spasm and peripheral vertigo.
But there is...

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i am 48 female with no health issues & do not take any medications - i have been experiencing tingling sensation along my jaw line & my arm & fingers.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs to be evaluated further.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

If this tingling sensations along jaw line,arms and fingers are not troubling your day to day life or it occurs occasionally then there no need to worry much, because in many cases no apparent cause is...

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Hello. I have had a tingling sensation below my belly button for almost 2 weeks. It started when I was on Naproxin with a sharp pain and my Dr switched me to Celebrex. The severe pain is gone but still have a tingling sensation. I have a history of 3 diverticulitis attacks but have recovered each time. I'm 51 yrs old. Do you think it's a medication issue or something else?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be a minor diverticular event.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing this forum.
As earlier pain was associated with tingling sensation it can be a minor attack of diverticulitis.
I would advice you not to take condition lightly but to get a stool test (routine and...

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Why do I have strong tingling sensation in my arms and hands while urinating?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It needs further evaluation to diagnose.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If this strong tingling sensations is not troubling your day to day life or it occurs occasionally while passing urine then there no need to worry much, because in many cases no apparent cause is found to explain such...

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Have been having feeling of lump in throat and nausea for about 2 weeks . Slight headache and tingling in arms and hands off and on. Have hypothyroidism (hashimotos) about 6 years.
No feeling of heartburn though can it still be acid reflux ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Symptoms S/O reflux disease, check thyroid status

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Feeling of lump in throat and nausea can be due to reflux disease.
Reflux can lead to nausea and can also cause discomfort in the chest region and in the...

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I wake up in the middle of the night feeling as if my hands and lower arms are asleep. This tingling sensation sometimes goes away and sometimes lasts for several hours. Today, the tingling sensation was present most of the day on my face arms and hands. Not sure what this is. Other than that, I feel completely normal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Inappropriate sleeping position to consider first.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Since you feel completely normal besides tingling sensation in hands, arms, and face, your issues are probably caused by...

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Recent questions on  Tingling sensation

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When I woke up this morning, my left eye was blood shot, as if a vessel had broken. I have no pain, but I do have a slight tingling sensation . What may be the cause?

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I have been having tingling sensation on my right shoulder. Only about four-five times a day. This has been going on for five days. Only lasts for 10-15 seconds. Feels like ants crawling on me.

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I have a dear friend whom woke up one morning with a blackened/ red eye lid. There was a slight swelling but no tingle sensation/ numbness. The discoloration goes over her upper eye lid to almost her nose . She did not receive any trauma to the eye. There is no vision problems, and no other apparent symptoms? I am worried that this could be a secondary condition? I have researched this , and I have come up with no ideas. Any thoughts? Thank you in advance!

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Doctor, I am an 18 year old male, I recently came back from a week in Cuba, and about halfway during my stay I started getting minor mouth sores (canker) and a slight tingling/irritation of the skin on the outside of my cheek of the responding side of the sores, very small bumps aswell leading from my lip/mustache line to my chin, slight redness, very small bumps (not visible, you have to feel) and slight dryness of skin, my oral hygiene is very good. I live in Vancouver and it is very cold. my doctor has prescribed me Cortate ointment for the skin on my cheek, but it does not seen to be helping.

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